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  • Mendis gives Sri Lanka edge against Australia

    GALLE: Half centuries from the in-form Kusal Mendis and skipper Angelo Mathews gave Sri Lanka the edge over Australia on the opening day of the second Test Thursday despite a five-wicket haul from Mitchell Starc...

    Mendis followed up his maiden century in the first Test with a top score of 86 in Galle as Sri Lanka posted a total of 281 in their first innings before then grabbing two early wickets during the tourists' response...

  • Mendis, Mathews give Sri Lanka edge in second Australia Test

    GALLE: Half centuries from the in-form Kusal Mendis and skipper Angelo Mathews gave Sri Lanka the edge over Australia on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday despite a five-wicket haul from Mitchell Starc...

    Mendis followed up his maiden century in the first Test with a top score of 86 in Galle as Sri Lanka posted a total of 281 in their first innings before then grabbing two early wickets during the tourists’ response... ...

  • Perera spins Sri Lanka to series-clinching victory against Australia

    Dilruwan Perera ripped the heart out of the Australian order to spin Sri Lanka to a series-clinching 229-run victory inside three days of the second Test at Galle on Saturday...

    The 34-year-old off-spinner laid bare Australia's spin frailties, claiming 6-70 as the world's top ranked Test team folded for 183 in their pursuit of an improbable 413-run victory target...

  • Perera routs Australia as Sri Lanka seal historic Test series victory

    GALLE: Off-spinning all-rounder Dilruwan Perera bagged six wickets to fashion Sri Lanka’s historic series win over Australia on Saturday as the world top-ranked side suffered a humiliating 229-run loss inside three days in the second Test...

    Australia, chasing a challenging 413 for victory, were bundled out for 183 after lunch as Sri Lanka, who won their last series against the visitors in 1999, took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the...

  • Murali heads to rival Australia camp to plot against Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO: Keen to beat Sri Lanka at their own spin game, Australia have roped in local spin great Muttiah Muralitharan to help their slow bowlers ahead of the three-Test series beginning at Pallekele later this month...

    The 44-year-old former off-spinner, still the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 800 scalps, had a similar short-term consulting stint with Australia in 2014...

  • Australia to conduct 'meaty' review after Sri Lanka flop

    MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia will pore over its high performance systems in a 'meaty' review following the 3-0 Test series whitewash to Sri Lanka, chief executive James Sutherland has said...

    Australia lost their world number one ranking in Tests due to the series defeat and burnished their reputation as home-track bullies after their batsmen again proved hapless against spin bowling on turning wickets...

  • Australia draft in Donald, Law for Sri Lanka tour

    MELBOURNE: Former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald will join Australia as their bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday...

    “If it does happen to be a long-term thing, then I would absolutely love to do that,” Donald told Cricket Australia’s website...

  • Australia set to tour Sri Lanka after five years

    SYDNEY: Australia on Wednesday announced their first Test tour of Sri Lanka in five years, with the world's number one team embarking on a two-month series from July...

    Steve Smith's side will play three Tests -- in Kandy, Galle and Colombo -- along with five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s, Cricket Australia said on its website, with the team departing on July 11...

  • Jaysuriya urges Sri Lanka to complete Australia whitewash, make history

    COLOMBO: Batting legend Sanath Jayasuriya has urged Sri Lanka's cricketers to seize the chance to make history by completing a series whitewash over world number one Test team Australia...

    With an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-Test series, Sri Lanka might be tempted to ease up in the final encounter which begins in Colombo on Saturday...

  • Sri Lanka play for pride as Australia eye another win

    PALLEKELE: Having endured a whitewash in the Test series against Sri Lanka, Australia will look to make amends as they gear up for the fifth and final One-day International in Pallekele on SundayAustralia won’t be able to achieve a clean sweep because Sri Lanka won the second ODI in Colombo by 82 runs, but a 4-1 scoreline can alleviate some of the pain and boost its confidence ahead of the two Twenty20 Internationals...

    Sri Lanka have...

  • Five things we learned from Sri Lanka v Australia

    PALLEKELE: Five things we learned from Australia's 4-1 series victory over Sri Lanka after the visitors won the fifth and final one-day international (ODI) in Pallekele...

    David Warner wasn't happy with the state of Sri Lanka's pitches but he ended on a high with a fluent century in the final game...

  • Maxwell's ton help Australia set highest ever T20 score to defeat Sri Lanka

    PALLEKELE: Opener Glenn Maxwell's blistering century in Australia's world record 263 powered the visitors to a comprehensive 85-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Tuesday...

    Australia, who broke Sri Lanka's nine-year record of 260/6 against Kenya in 2007, restricted the hosts to 178 for nine in 20 overs to take the lead in the two-match series...

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